Office of External Affairs

February 11, 2014

UW still leads among institutions sending students to Peace Corps

The UW is a leader again on the list of colleges and universities that send the most volunteers to work in the Peace Corps. Among large institutions, the UW came in second after sending 85 volunteers to the program in 2013. There were also 20 students from graduate programs. Since the Peace Corps was founded

January 21, 2014

UW bachelor’s degree completion program in the news

Katherine Long, higher education reporter for the Seattle Times, wrote about the UW’s online bachelor’s completion degree and profiled a student in the early childhood and family studies program. Read the story from the Seattle Times.

January 7, 2014

UW launches Arctic studies

The University of Washington is has started a new Arctic studies initiative to help connect natural and social sciences at a time when interest in polar regions is growing rapidly.  Read more from the Seattle Times.

December 18, 2013

Seattle’s next tech hub

The UW is planning to transform a floor of Condon Hall into space for UW-based entrepreneuers and local startups. Read more from GeekWire.

December 17, 2013

Gov. Inslee, Pres. Young launch the Clean Energy Institute

A new University of Washington institute working to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems launched last week. UW President Michael K. Young, Gov. Jay Inslee and researchers, industry experts and policy leaders in renewable energy attended an event on the UW campus. Read more and see photos from the Office of

December 12, 2013

UW ranked high for value

The University of Washington moved up on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rankings for best value among public colleges and universities. For 2014, the UW is ranked 13th. Read more from UW Today.

December 10, 2013

The UW’s approach to research

The Atlantic featured a piece on the UW’s research this month and probes into the purpose of public universities that pursues groundbreaking research and commercialization while providing world-class education. Read more from The Atlantic.

December 4, 2013

Seahawk fans triggered seismic events

According to UW Professor John Vidale, Seahawk fans triggered five different seismic events during Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Read more from CNN.

UW praised for participation in U District planning

The Seattle Times recently ran an article about the City of Seattle’s planning work in the University District. The piece highlights the active role the UW has taken in that planning process and the praise the university has received for its participation. Read the full article here.

December 2, 2013

New purple UW license plates available

Looking for a new way to show your Husky pride? The new purple UW license plate is now available from the Washington Department of Licensing. For more information visit the Husky plates website.

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